Station: [9] The cesspit

“Although it is rarely mentioned, a castle as big as Horst needs many toilets. In progressive fashion, an ingenious system of shafts ensures everything ends up where it is meant to: in the cesspit outside. And though this may be difficult to believe, it is these very shafts scientists explore centuries later. There are many treasures to be uncovered, since the castle dwellers would dispose of many a thing by throwing it in the toilet. Cutlery remains and many other objects show historians how people used to live during Rutger’s times. Even what was on the menu can thus be reconstructed, because we also found pig and chicken bones in cesspits like this.”